In the United States at the auction, Mecum sold a rare Dodge Charger Daytona 1969. For him gave 1.32 million dollars, and this is a new record for cars Dodge. About this writes the site Autoevolution.
So high cost is explained by the fact that Dodge Charger Daytona is really an iconic and collectible model. This is the most non-standard American car of the 60s.
Dodge Charger Daytona from 1969 was created for NASCAR races. For the basis took the standard Charger with a huge 7.0-liter V8 Hemi engine with 425 hp, but its aerodynamics has been seriously refined. The car was added a sharpened “nose” with retractable headlights and for the first time in the world, a huge anti-fender was installed.
At high-speed racetracks streamlined Charger Daytona easily accelerated to 320-330 km / h and the rivals simply could not keep up with him. The Dodge team easily won the 1970 NASCAR championship.
Since the rules of NASCAR at the time required the presence of a racing car production counterpart, it was decided to release a limited-edition Dodge Charger Daytona. Only 503 of these coupes were produced, so it’s not surprising that the cost of the model has now skyrocketed.
This particular Dodge Charger Daytona has been restored and is in excellent condition. It also has atypically rich, as for this model, equipment – power steering, power windows, radio, interior leather, and wood trim.